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Winnefeld Presents Battle Flag to Cleveland Indians

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., left, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Jim Folk, vice president of ballpark operations for the Cleveland Indians, discuss the Chief Wahoo battle flag on Progressive Field in Cleveland, Aug. 27, 2012. The flag flew on the now-decommissioned USS Cleveland when Winnefeld was her skipper from May 1998 to December 1999. The Cleveland's crew retired the flag in 2006. DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sun L. Vega
  • Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., left, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks with umpires from the Cleveland Indians before the start of their game against the Oakland A's on Progressive Field in Cleveland, Aug. 27, 2012. The A's defeated the Indians 3-0. DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sun L. Vega
  • Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld, Jr., left, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meets with staff members of the Cleveland Indians before their game against the Oakland A's on Progressive Field in Cleveland, Aug. 27, 2012.  DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sun L. Vega
  • Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, renders honors during the playing of the national anthem on Progressive Field in Cleveland, Aug. 27, 2012.  DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sun L. Vega
  • Members of the Cleveland Indians show respect during the playing of the national anthem on Progressive Field in Cleveland, Aug. 27, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sun L. Vega
  • Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, throws the first pitch during the Cleveland Indians-Oakland A's game on Progressive Field in Cleveland, Aug. 27, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sun L. Vega
  • Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., left, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, presents a small version of the USS Cleveland's battle flag to Jim Folk, right, the vice president of ballpark operations for the Cleveland Indians, on Progressive Field in Cleveland, Aug. 27, 2012. World War II Navy veteran and baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller gave the flag to the USS Cleveland six years ago. DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sun L. Vega
  • Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, presents a small version of the USS Cleveland's battle flag to Jim Folk, vice president of ballpark operations for the Cleveland Indians, at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Aug. 27, 2012. World War II Navy veteran and baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller gave the flag to the USS Cleveland six years ago.  DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sun L. Vega
  • Jim Folk, right, vice president of ballpark operations for the Cleveland Indians, presents the team's jersey to Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., left, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Progressive Field in Cleveland, Aug. 27, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sun L. Vega
  • Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., center, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, poses with the Cleveland Indians' umpires before the start of their game against the Oakland A's on Progressive Field in Cleveland, Aug. 27, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sun L. Vega
  • Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld, Jr., center, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,  poses with Cleveland Indians' umpires before the start of their game against the Oakland A's on Progressive Field in Cleveland, Aug. 27, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sun L. Vega
  • Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., right, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks with members of the Cleveland Indians before their game against the Oakland A's on Progressive Field in Cleveland, Aug. 27, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sun L. Vega
  • Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., left, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, poses for a photograph with a Cleveland Indians' coach before the start of their game against the Oakland A's on Progressive Field in Cleveland, Aug. 27, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sun L. Vega
  • Cleveland Indians' broadcasters Rick Manning and Matt Underwood interview Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., left, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Progressive Field in Cleveland, Aug. 27, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sun L. Vega